Our expert says:
I must say that I have not heard about this second version of the leaky gut syndrome - it may be possible, but I just wonder if the toxins that are not "passed from the gut into the blood" can't be excreted with the faeces??? At this point, I would use probiotics such as Bifidoflora to help to restore the beneficial organisms in the gut which should then be able to eliminate such toxins. I do not believe that sinusitis is caused by leaky gut syndrome, but that patients either have chronic infections (which are often resistant to standard antibiotics) or suffer from a wide variety of allergies (e.g. grass, pollen, animal hairs and dander, house mites, foods, etc). I would recommend that you consult an Ear Nose & Throat specialist about your sinusitis and a physician for the fibromyalgia. From a dietary point of view both conditions should respond to the use of probiotics, plus a well balanced diet that is rich in protective nutrients and omega-3 supplements (salmon oil capsules). If your diet is not well balanced, please consult a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), who will assist you with more beneficial food choices and recommend vitamin and mineral supplement IF you should be deficient in any one of these nutrients.
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